Let us look at an issue that is seldom discussed among lightworkers. Many of you firmly believe that power corrupts. And so it can. But love can also corrupt. Ah. That is a difficult thought for many of you, is it not? You note politicians haggling over this and that. You have worked for and with power-hungry people.
You have perhaps even felt corrupted as you moved into your power base in this lifetime or others. That was to be expected. Until this lifetime, you hid your power base so skillfully that you are now having difficulties bringing it to the forefront and acknowledging it’s extremely important part in this New Age transition.
The power we are speaking of is an inner-directed power that allows you to know without a doubt that you are as skilled, as important and as powerful as any entity on earth or in the Universes. Old Age power was to rule over others – to establish policies that ensured others followed your dictates. The same power you most often see displayed by American politicians during the nightly news. Old Age power is about control and fear.
There are two types of power. The power you are familiar with and most often displayed in past eons – and the power you are slowly starting to accept for yourself and others. Power is no longer about one-up-manship or “I am more powerful than you so you must do what I say.” New Age power is knowing that you have abilities that others do not and allowing yourself to display those skills without fear of retribution or of thinking yourself better than others – as so many of your parents and teachers encouraged you to think for eons.
Inner-power is extremely important now because you have a piece of the New Age puzzle. And only by believing in yourself and displaying that power – whether it be to build a new energy system or to be a loving friend – will your New Age puzzle or tapestry be complete.
Some people will be too afraid to explore their inner-power, much less display it. Will that result in a less lovely New Age for you? No. Merely that the New Age will not be apparent to them, as it will be for those of you who dare to be who you are.
We now wish to discuss an issue that might have sent shivers up your spine. Love can corrupt as easily as is true for Old Age power. If you use love to control others for whatever reason, how does that differ from Old Age power?
Perhaps you have felt the need to care for your child beyond what is necessary and by so doing have felt that you were a loving parent. In truth, you were probably doing so to tie that child to you in gratitude.
It is now not unusual for an adult child to return to their home of origin – fully expecting their parents to finance their latest interest or care for their children. Many of you continue to think of this as love. But is it? Are you buying their love? If so, that love is as corrupt as any Old Age power base.
You have been taught for eons to care for others more than yourself. Again, negating your power and your being -to be selfless. And if you were not selfless, you were most likely labeled selfish.
New Age love is different from Old Age love, just as is true for power. New Age love is about loving yourself as much as you love others. And accepting your power to care for yourself and expecting the same of others.
Many of you are thinking that such a statement is cruel and unrealistic. Does that mean you send a seven-year-old off to fend for themselves? No. But it does mean that even an infant is an individual with unique talents. Your role as a parent is not to suffocate that child in love and entanglements, but rather to encourage the growth of that uniqueness. And a large part of that uniqueness is to care for themselves and create the world that is correct for them
As a parent, it is appropriate to teach your child not to run across a street without being aware of traffic dangers. But you do not have the right to teach your child your fears or to insure that they are committed to proving their love for you by not living their life. In turn, your child’s role is to discover their unique direction and to create the life that best displays their inner-power.
Does that mean you need to “put up” with temper tantrums when your child does not get what they want? No. Merely that you teach them that they are a wonderfully, powerful individuals who you love with all of your heart – and that they are capable of and need to live the life that is correct for them.
What if that life is to care for you? Or to be your best friend? They will know, as will you.
Inner-directed love is the love we speak of when we outline the joy and love that will be paramount in the New Age. Many of you continue to think of love as you did before this New Age transition, “If I say or do the right action, he will love me.” “If I give my child whatever she wants, she will never leave me.” That is not love – that is outer-directed power defined as love.
Allow yourself to listen to your inner being and you will find both inner-love and inner-power. And once you integrate those feelings into your being, you will truly understand New Age joy. You no longer have to care for others to the extent that you negate yourself. And you no longer need to tie others to you to control their love. All is self-directed. You merely have to listen to your inner being.
So be it. Amen
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